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Ford Explorer second generation Upgrade to Digital Cluster

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HI all, this is short photo report of Digital cluster installed in Ford Explorer second generation. Sorry for english and short text - I from Ukraine.
I searching cluster with same dimensions and design. And stopped on cluster from Mercury Villager 1997.
For make it You need Time, and:
1. digital cluster
2. two mini 12V relay
3. transistor E13003
4. 400-500 ohm 0.5 - 1 Watt resistor
5. pigtails from new cluster
6. keypad from cluster
7. new indicators decals printed on matte vinyl.
8. Temperature Sender STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS Part # TS321 + adapter custom made. (for read correct temperature on cluster)
9. Ambient Air Temperature Sensor Connector STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS Part # HP4400
10. Ambient Air Temperature Sensor STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS Part # TX12
I lost 3 week /2-3 hours per day.
First You need cuted mounting holes from your original cluster and glued to new cluster body.
next, I removed glass from old cluster face and modified this face for new cluster.
I add two indicators in left and right side. Now You have in left indicator Reset Fuel next low battery, low oil level i changed to THEFT and low washer fluid to 4WD and 4LO.
You must erase from glass old indicator logos and add new.
Inverted low oil pressure signal - use relay
Inverted cruise on signal - use relay
Inverted Air bag indicator - need some changes in parts soldering.
Inverted dimming feed signal - transistor E13003 see pic
I add second temperature sensor (same to ATC and ENGINE COOLING to computer) for cluster and installed to standard place outside temperature sensor. and old sensor moved inside on car under dash panel. now in cluster I read outside temperature and in top panel inside temperature.
I connected fuel flow signal to instrument cluster, but it list incorrect only 3-10 l per
100km.
cluster and keypad i cover by 3M brushed SS vinil decal.
I hope it help.

Link to my facebook with pics
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Dang, that really looks good!
 






Ya...very nice work.
 












Fantastic work. It looks REALLY cool!!
 






Definitely a mod I would enjoy to do. Thanks!
 






WOW! That's very impressive :thumbsup:
 












Dang that is sweet! Make a plug and play setup and I'll buy it!
 






I'm trying to understand this. Do you have any details on the wiring? Color coding documented? Did you have the new logo's printed yourself?

It looks absolutely awesome by the way. Beautiful way to update an interior.
 






Hi, i will post explorer and villager wiring diagrams in morning and I print logos in advertising printing house.
thanks
Roman
 






That is definitely the best interior upgrade I have seen yet. Outstanding work.
 






ok,
explorer diagrams
link to facebook
https://www.facebook.com/100004997201676/posts/471945882981981/?pnref=story
and to pics
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Villager diagrams
link to facebook
https://www.facebook.com/100004997201676/posts/471949392981630/

to pics
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to pics from hardcopy with my notes
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thanks
Roman
 












I've been working on this on and off since I saw this mod. I've got all of the cluster mounts and the faceplate mods done. Working on the electronics mods now. I have everything done except for the dimmer invert mod.(waiting on transistor, had to order) I'm working on an idea to make it more plug and play, so that there's no need to cut your trucks cluster harness. That was the big thing for me, having the ability to go back if the new cluster were to fail. Once I have that done I'll post up some pics of the harness and any wiring mods.
 






I've been working on this on and off since I saw this mod. I've got all of the cluster mounts and the faceplate mods done. Working on the electronics mods now. I have everything done except for the dimmer invert mod.(waiting on transistor, had to order) I'm working on an idea to make it more plug and play, so that there's no need to cut your trucks cluster harness. That was the big thing for me, having the ability to go back if the new cluster were to fail. Once I have that done I'll post up some pics of the harness and any wiring mods.

Looking forward to the pics of the install and final product!
 






I've been working on this on and off since I saw this mod. I've got all of the cluster mounts and the faceplate mods done. Working on the electronics mods now. I have everything done except for the dimmer invert mod.(waiting on transistor, had to order) I'm working on an idea to make it more plug and play, so that there's no need to cut your trucks cluster harness. That was the big thing for me, having the ability to go back if the new cluster were to fail. Once I have that done I'll post up some pics of the harness and any wiring mods.
If You will make plug and play, maybe some troubles with free space.
 












Wow! That's very nice, great job!!
 



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That is awesome, if I had the patience I would totally do this mod. It looks great and very clean!!
 






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